Friday, November 28, 2008

Alley Roses


Last week I had a custom request from a buyer on Etsy, for a flower brooch in a different colour than I had available in my shop.
She didn't have one specific colour in mind and just wanted something not too flashy that would match her brown coat, but one she mentioned was ochre.
To get to that I finally frogged the colourful stripy jumper I showed in my post about free recycled yarn.

As I ended up with a whole palet of colours I decided to make small array for my customer too choose from. Not completely to my surprise, she chose the bright red one with the black bead. Now these photos are horrible but I had to take them inside by winterlight, before work, as I wanted to show the results quickly.
Today I had more time and wanted to see how my new dress dummy could be of help to nicely picture the leftover brooches. You don't see much of the dummy itself, but the nice thing is that I can place it by the window and turn it to catch as much possible light and still be myself in a good position to take the photo. And now I can finally drape that lovely jacket I found on a body, so you don't see the inside of it on the picture.
Also the scarf is a curb find.

I didn't make a lot of money on my order, but in the end it cost me next to nothing and hopefully the new pictures will help to sell the rest. I had fun responding to the request and I collected a new very happy buyer's review in my shop. Feel free to take a look if you want to see more crocheted 'alley roses'.

12 comments:

RecycleCindy said...

Your roses are all so beautiful. The colors you did all turned out wonderfully.

TexNan said...

Love the flowers. And I wanted to let you know I've linked to you from my new blog. (I'm unsure what blog etiquette requires, but wanted you to know.)

ga.farmwoman said...

Oh how I love those flowers!
I think my favorite one is the lime green one.
It was good to hear from you.
Have a great day.
Pam

That Girl Ang said...

Beautifully done! Such love & care!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oooh I love those flowers!

Susanne said...

Great stuff! We really produce so much waste, and to recycle things inspires, it seems...

あきな said...

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djStoreRooom said...

Beautiful Roses!!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Regards
Diana
http://djstoreroom.blogspot.com

yolandalabella said...

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Itsy Bitsy Bracelets said...

these are so cute!